Great book if you like twists and turns. If you have a medical background and enjoys mystery and thrilling suspense, this is for you. There is a lot of medical reference that relates to the turn of events. Good read for a plane ride.
Great read! Kept me glued to my set! A suspenseful story about a troubled Doc who's given a second chance to prove himself at the state-of-the-art Boston Heart Institute. After finding discrepancies with a new drug, he takes on a big pharma company with lots of twists& turns.
I especially love how Palmer seamlessly weaves the scientific and medical stuff throughout the story in such a way that even someone like me with limited medical knowledge can understand.
A definite must read!!
Good read ... Ienjoyed it ... but ... a bit long in the telling ... I looking forward to reading some ore recent works by Coben ... this is an early one (his early 20s) and while the idea is great, the book is just 'good' ... don't skip it ...
The master of medical suspense takes you to prestigious Boston Heart Institute, where some patients are dying to get well.
After a troubled past, Dr Brian Holbrook has been given a second chance to prove himself. At state-of-the-art Boston Heart Institute, he's been chosen to join the medical team testing a new miracle drug. The initial results are so promising that Brian pushes to get his father - who suffers from a dangerous heart condition - accepted into the study.
But Brian is beginning to suspect his superiors are hiding something. Why are crucial records disappearing? Why did a patient making startling progress suddenly die? Is the miracle drug a prescription for death? The answers could cost Brian more than his career. For at Boston Heart Institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.
Great medical suspense! A doctor who has been getting over drug addiction is offered a second chance. At a heart institute he is invited to join the team that is testing a new miracle drug that is so promising he wants to get his father started on it as soon as possible. But things start to turn bad.
Dr. Brian Holbrook thinks he can keep his life under control--as long as he continues to prescribe himself high doses of painkillers. But his secret is soon discovered, and he loses his medical licence and his job. Then Brian is offered a job at the Boston Heart Institute researching a miracle drug, and he thinks his prayers have been answered. Brian is mistaken.
From the master of the medical thriller and author of "Critical Judgment" and "Silent Treatment" comes the story of Dr. Brian Holbrook, who is thrilled about his opportunity to work on the trial of a new miracle drug. But when a patient dies and records disappear, Dr. Holbrook can't afford to voice his fears, or he might find himself in a new facility--the morgue.
I really enjoy Micheal Palmer's writing, he wrote the book that the move extreme measures was based on. This book is about a miracle drug that it being tested on humans, the results are so promising the main character(Brian) gets his father involved in the study. However, soon Brian begins to suspect that someone is hiding something impotant about this drug. Great psychological thriller/ medical mystery.